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Hi everyone! Today's a school holiday (it's Día de San José, or Father's Day here in Spain) so I wanted to make a homemade lunch. I'm obsessed with getting more pulses into my diet, so I decided to go to hummus. It was so easy to make my own hummus, and it's delicious!

In a food processor, combine:
  • 400g rinsed and drained chickpeas
  • the juice of 1.5 lemons
  • about 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (drizzle until the texture is how you like)
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • a handful of toasted sesame seeds (toast in a dry pan until they begin to pop) - you can substitute for 4tbsp tahini if you like
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp salt

Add a tiny amount of water at a time until the texture is nice and smooth. Chop a handful of fresh parsley (and save the rest for your friends :budgie:) and sprinkle on top. Serve with grainy bread, pita or crisp veggies.

Please do not share this recipe with your budgie friends as it contains raw garlic. :)

This recipe is very lemony and garlicky, so you can reduce the amount if you don't like those flavors as much. Myself, I love them!

I also made a tomato salad for a side dish with cherry tomatoes, olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, chopped parsley, 1/2 a clove of finely-chopped garlic, and some salt.

I'm so excited that I'll never have to buy the horrible hummus sold by the one supermarket that stocks it!

 

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Looks delicious! I love hummus, and homemade hummus is by far the best! I will definitely try this sometime, and give Mally the extra parsley because it's one of her obsessions :laughing:
 

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It was so good! The fruit and veg shop down the block sells this amazing bread that's a cross between sour dough and multigrain, and it has tons of trains baked right into the bread and crust. It was the perfect dipper for the hummus - and adding sesame seeds (toasted or in tahini) makes the dish a complete protein!

I hope yours is great, Birding, and that Pluck and Penry get the leftover parsley! :)
 

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So I was going to comment when I first saw this recipe but then I thought of trying it. I have to say that It was really amazing and awesome. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Mmm, I also love hummus with falafel and gyro bread.:p

Thanks for the recipe, Bethany!:thumbsup:
 
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